i gave away my RCA Preamp tubes and

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  1. macmax77

    macmax77 Supporting Member

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    The real 60's 70's deal

    First,

    because i couldn't use them in my high gain Tremoverb at the time.

    so i gave em away and even shipped next day and i didn't even got a thank you .

    If you are reading this, i hope that someday when someone else does something for you at least you have the decency to say thanks.

    AnD

    Now i bought a Fender Amp, arrrgghhhhhhhhhhh....

    end of rant.
     
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    Grrrr. I wish you had sent them to me. I would have used them well and been quite appreciative. At least you know now... :)
     
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    What you got there? 3-long plate RCA 12AX7's and 1 RCA -12AT7? Or are they short plates and just look long next to the 12AT7?
     
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    I love those RCA's. I just picked up a handful (used) from a forumite.

    It wasn't you. But I did say thanks.

    I'm surprised they didn't work in your amp. Hopefully you'll run across some Mullard's to ease the hurt.

    Tube mojo to ya'.
     
  7. scott1568

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    I think I have those same tubes-two of them.

    I'm not sure if they are RCA's because the writing is gone, but I can faintly make out "7025" on them. I will say, I am no cork sniffer, but those old tubes sound better in my Bassman head (V1 position) than new Tung Sol or Groove Tube 12AX7s. And those Tung Sols got high marks. The 7025s just seem to sound warmer, richer, less harsh I guess you could say.

    Sometimes, I can't get into the hype of NOS because they can be expensive (NOS Mullards for example). But when I A/B'd these, I could hear and feel a difference.
     
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    Hey! can I be your friend? I'll even say thanks. Let me know and I'll send you my mailing address, thanks in advance.:D
     
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    I've got a few of those laying around from an old Fender, never really thought to try them in my TopHats....until now! :)
     
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    Look for the flat sides on the mica spacers. Both long and short grey plates have em .Bob
     
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    Nope, mine have ridges. I will have to post photos to the forum sometime. Maybe someone can I.D them.
     
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    Well here I go,"Thanks"...got any more "free stuff"
     
  13. Tomo

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    Thank you! I love RCA tubes. Give me your address (and name) let me give you my DVDs/CDs set with extra lesson material for free!

    Thanks,

    Tomo
     
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    Man with the crap out rate of NOS I wouldnt worry too much. I just threw out 2 RCA's and an old Tung Sol (250$) after just a few months. Put a JJ in there I had laying around and...tone restored!
     
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    Before going NOS I had JJ's,TS and EH's crapping out regularly. Heck I cant remember an old stock (not even new) dying on me. Bob
     
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    Jeez I have had terrible luck with NOS. The only thing thats survived 2-3 years are 2 Mullard pre's. A half dozen NOS have gone toast the past year. It seems to me that its better to buy the new JJ's or Tungs or SED's cheap and quit messing with the old, but thats just me. The tonal difference today of swapping in a JJ to replace the old Tung Sol was MAJOR. Bottom end and crisp defined tone overall restored...for like 8$.
     
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    Mine were taken out of a Super Reverb from the 70's that was collecting dust (or dark) inside of a closet and the tubes were "new" and sounded better than any tubes i have heard.

    It was like taking off a blanket from the fender amps we tried them in.

    Since i didn't have a Fender and The other high gainers didn't really work well with them, i gave em away.

    Arrrrghghghghhghghgh, NOW I just bought a Fender
     
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    if i only had more tubes to spare, ehhehehehheh:JAM:D
     
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    Here's what I found at a local unniversity. Mostly GE's, but there are a few Sylvania's, a few Amperex Bugle Boys, 1 Telefunken and a couple Mullard's. 12AX7,12AU7,12AY7,12AT7, 5751, and a few other oddballs that I got because they were in the box.

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    If it works for you thats all that matters. Lot cheaper too. I fell in love with old stock 12AX7's....Bob


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